Marvin Harrison Jr. Dec 31, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second quarter of the 2022 Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Before he can even step on the field, Marvin Harrison Jr. is the subject of a new lawsuit.

Fanatics is suing Harrison Jr., one of the top receiver prospects in this past year’s NFL Draft, for breach of contract. The new Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, who hasn’t signed his NFLPA group licensing deal, breached a deal Fanatics claims existed, but that the former Ohio State standout’s camp claims does not, actually, exist.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported the details on Saturday night. “Fanatics filed a lawsuit today in NY SUpreme Court against rookie WR Marvin Harrison Jr. for breach of contract,” Schefter wrote. “Harrison’s team says it has no contact while the lawsuit states the two sides have a signed autograph agreement dating back to last May worth more than $1 million.”

Schefter posted the news on X, the website formerly known as Twitter.

Fanatics claims that the damages done to the company are up in the “millions,” and said that Harrison “has refused to fulfill his obligations to the deal” while also publicly noting the deal does not exist. Details of the agreement were redacted, according to the ESPN report.

This is a pretty wild story to be entangled in, for so many reasons, especially because of Fanatics and its prominence in the sports world. Speaking of, everyone had a lot to say about the lawsuit.

[Adam Schefter]

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